First Steps – Supporting Leadership and Management Development

First Steps – Supporting Leadership and Management Development

Target Audience

The programme has been developed for un-promoted staff with two or more years teaching experience.

First Steps into Leadership now has professional recognition, this means there is a requirement to engage critically with literature.

First Steps into Leadership Application form 2018-2019

Closing Date for 2018/2019 Applications – Friday 3rd June 2018


This course involves tutorials and blended learning with participants undertaking a small school based research project. Participants are also involved in a range of activities including a self-evaluation exercise, peer observation, elearning, mentoring meetings and personal reflection of relevant literature. Support will be provided by the course facilitator and a senior member of staff acting as mentor.

There are six taught session one of which is a Saturday covering the following topics:

  •  Understanding & Developing Yourself as a Leader
  • Leadership Skills – Coaching
  • Developing People
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Presentation of leadership journey

Learning Outcomes:

 By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  •  Describe what situational leadership is an when it is appropriate to use each type
  • Use the information gained from the Strength Deployment Inventory and apply this in managing themselves and the team
  • State the difference between coaching and mentoring and state in what context coaching is appropriate
  • Identify the various stages of team development
  • Describe what is meant by distributive leadership
  • Apply the knowledge learned from a change curve model to enable them to support their team through change

This programme is run on an annual basis and begins in term 1 and commences before the end of term 3. The duration of the programme is approximately 9 months.